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Tue, 30 Mar 2004

Using TeX for web pages

At Elizabeth’s request I hunted down some Mac programs I’d read about that make it easy to typeset a single equation for use on a web page. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download Gerben Wierda’s II2 installer that installs TeXLive-teTeX. Move the II2 program to /Applications/Utilities.
  2. Run II2
    1. Select iPackage->Known Packages Directory
    2. Select TeX
    3. Click the “Install and Remove” tab and then the “Install” button
    4. Wait
    5. Go back to the package list and select Ghostscript 8
    6. Click the “Install and Remove” tab and then the “Install” button
    7. Wait (less)
    8. Accept every default
  3. Download LaTeX Equation Editor. This will crash if you don’t have TeX and Ghostscript installed. This generates TIFF or PDF images from single equations in TeX.
  4. To convert to GIF or PNG, download ThumbsUp, a drag-n-drop graphic file converter from Devon Technologies.
  5. You might also be interested in Equation Service—typeset from any application!

They look pretty good!

eit equation

The center for TeX on the Mac is still Gary L. Gray’s site at Penn State.


Tue, 25 Nov 2003

Fixing Classic Printers in OS X

Classic can print to local OS X printers. Every time you add a printer under OS X, a new printer entry appears in Classic printer dialogs. However, when a printer is removed from the OS X system, it is not deleted from the list of available printers in Classic.

To work around this bug: